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You need to use a kernel version>= 2.6.10:
ifconfig wlan0 down rmmod acx wget http://www.cmartin.tk/acx/acx-20070101.tar.bz2 tar -xjf acx-20070101.tar.bz2 cd acx-20070101 wget http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/acx-20070101.patch patch -Np1 -i acx-20070101.patch make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` modules make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` modules_install modprobe acx
note: Ubuntu users will want to change the following lines:
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` modules make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` modules_install
and replace `uname -r` by the name of their current kernel, followed by generic. The reason for this is that the actual modules directory for the current kernel (which is what the /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ commande will return) does not contain the build symbolic link, and therefore no makefile will be found for the make command. Only the /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/ contains a simlink called “build” that will ensure the proper makefile is found.
ie: as of 26th of June 2007, under Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn”, the correct lines would be:
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/build/ M=`pwd` modules make -C /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-generic/build/ M=`pwd` modules_install
You get kernel messagess similar to: Jul 3 00:44:12 ubuntop kernel: [ 736.008000] wlan0: FAILED to free any of the many full tx buffers. Switching to emergency freeing. Please report! Jul 3 00:44:12 ubuntop kernel: [ 736.008000] wlan0: tx timeout!
From the author of the driver patch:
That's a problem with the driver. I saw it several times while writing the acx111 patch. It works like this:
Every packet you transmit allocates a tx buffer, so it will start filling up the whole buffer space until its freed again and that's the point. It just doesn't get freed in time. Once you reached the limit and have eaten up all available buffers, it won't work again until you reload the driver. Its waiting for a TX_COMPLETE message…
Possible workarounds (don't know for sure right now, just try it):